Well I can see an honest appraisal where this is the dream. Not nessecarially he being bought out, but more along the lines of ‘the realities of what my job are take me away from what I’m best at and most enjoy. Being bought gives a financial stability that allows me to do more of what I’m passionate about’. And I can totally see how ‘being able to do more of what I’m passionate about’ would be the dream for someone after time.
I mean he could be blowing smoke, or he could be honestly realizing that he would never be able to dedicate himself to what he’s best at and enjoys most in their current situation.
Grass isn’t always greener and all that.